American Places: A Writer's Pilgrimage to 16 of this Country's Most Visited and Cherished Sites

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Akadine Press, 2002 - Travel - 196 pages
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AMERICAN PLACES: A Writer's Pilgrimage to 15 of This Country's Most Visited and Cherished Sites

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Zinsser (Spring Training, 1988, etc.), who last year edited They Went, a collection of essays about travel writing, now offers a lively though not profound travelogue on 15 of America's geographic ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

William Knowlton Zinsser (October 7, 1922 - May 12, 2015) was an American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher. He began his career as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, where he worked as a feature writer, drama editor, film critic and editorial writer. Throughout the 1970s, Zinsser taught writing at Yale University. He wrote 18 books, including On Writing Well, which is in its 17th edition. Zinsser died at the age of 92 in Manhattan on May 12, 2015.

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